Dear Friends, Family and Supporters:

It is no secret we are in the middle of a crisis. The COVID-19 outbreak has required our community to adapt to an ever-changing landscape and put a strain on hospital resources. The medical team at NYU's Dysautonomia Center is taking on the challenges of the COVID-19 outbreak, while continuing to take care of the issues our FD patients face on a day-to-day basis.

Thanks to advancing technology, the Center's team has been able to alleviate some of those strains through telemedicine practices, also known as virtual appointments.
What does this mean?

Telemedicine visits are where patients can call or video conference with doctors to receive ongoing care for new or recurring medical issues. The Center had implemented telemedicine to adapt to modern times many years ago and was using it for research visits for patients who live outside the New York metro area. During the pandemic, the Dysautonomia team has moved to telemedicine visits as a way to stay connected to and continue treating FD patients.

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Wishing you good health!
-FD Foundation Team

The Familial Dysautonomia Foundation does not provide medical advice, so please contact the NYU Dysautonomia Center or your personal physician if you have any questions or concerns.
The Familial Dysautonomia Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting the best possible medical care and scientific research for the benefit of people afflicted with Familial Dysautonomia. The Foundation also conducts social service and public awareness programs for the benefit of the FD community and for those in the general population who may be at risk for FD.

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